Mason Deditch, Erica Watts and Ayden Matycio (left to right) take a selfie before the Hunting Hills High School graduation banquet at Westerner Park Friday. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Mason Deditch, Erica Watts and Ayden Matycio (left to right) take a selfie before the Hunting Hills High School graduation banquet at Westerner Park Friday. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Hunting Hills students celebrate graduation

The grad ceremony was held at the ENMAX Centrium Friday in Red Deer

It was the last hoorah for Hunting Hills High School students at graduation Friday.

About 320 students graduated from the Red Deer Public school. There was an official grad ceremony in the morning and a banquet and grand march in the evening at Westerner Park.

“Its incredible watching them from Grade 9 to where they are now,” said Darwin Roscoe, Hunting Hills principal. “They’ve grown up so much and this really is a fantastic group. I’m excited to see what they do in the future.”

Roscoe said this is a night worth celebrating for the students.

“You can get caught up and forget to just enjoy yourself because there’s so much going on,” he said. “I think my only advice would be for them to slow it down, give their friends a hug and take it all in. This is the last big event they’re going to have together as a group.”

Roscoe said graduation isn’t just about celebrating the students – it’s about celebrating the work of teachers too.

“We have a great staff full of teachers that make this fun for them. They work so hard to get these kids to where they are,” he said.

Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive School students will graduate May 25 and Notre Dame High School will have its graduation June 30.



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Hunting Hills High School students officially graduated Friday at their ceremony in the ENMAX Centrium. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Hunting Hills High School students officially graduated Friday at their ceremony in the ENMAX Centrium. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Hunting Hills High School valedictorian Andrew Abey speaks during the graduation ceremony Friday at their ceremony in the ENMAX Centrium. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Hunting Hills High School valedictorian Andrew Abey speaks during the graduation ceremony Friday at their ceremony in the ENMAX Centrium. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Hunting Hills High School principal Darwin Roscoe (right) handed diplomas to students Friday at the graduation ceremony in the ENMAX Centrium. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Hunting Hills High School principal Darwin Roscoe (right) handed diplomas to students Friday at the graduation ceremony in the ENMAX Centrium. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Hunting Hills High School principal Darwin Roscoe (right) handed diplomas to students Friday at the graduation ceremony in the ENMAX Centrium. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Hunting Hills High School principal Darwin Roscoe (right) handed diplomas to students Friday at the graduation ceremony in the ENMAX Centrium. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Hunting Hills High School students officially graduated Friday at their ceremony in the ENMAX Centrium. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Hunting Hills High School students officially graduated Friday at their ceremony in the ENMAX Centrium. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Hunting Hills High School students take part in the grand march at the graduation banquet at Westerner Park Friday. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Hunting Hills High School students take part in the grand march at the graduation banquet at Westerner Park Friday. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)